The Candlelight Tavern is a friendly neighborhood bar, beloved by residents of all stripes in the Wash Park area. Once a seedy, smoky dive, the place has been spruced up over the years, with a notable overhaul in 2013. Consistency and simplicity are key here: You can count on no-frills, tasty pub grub, as well as solid service. Grab a beer and plan to make a night of it: You can keep yourself amused with shuffleboard, pool or darts, or just by talking with the person on the stool next to you. The warm glow of the Candlelight’s vintage sign still illuminates the way to one of Denver’s oldest and best bars.